What does it take to be a war correspondent? What kind of person is drawn to cover death and destruction? And does the reporting make any difference? They’re questions raised in “A Private War.” It stars Rosamund Pike as Marie Colvin, who’s covered atrocities in Sri Lanka, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.
‘A Private War’ director on whether the danger of war reporting is worth it
From this Episode:
Inside a Woolsey Fire evacuation center
The Woolsey Fire continues to burn today, as does the Camp Fire in Northern California, where dozens of people were killed and hundreds are missing.
4 min, 48 sec
Did California’s public utility companies play a role in sparking the recent wildfires?
On Wall Street, shares in California’s electric utilities are dropping -- on news that their equipment may have sparked the massive wildfires here and in Northern California.
7 min, 38 sec
AIDS Healthcare Foundation president’s big efforts to fight development in L.A. and house the homeless
Last week, California voters rejected Proposition 10. The measure would’ve potentially expanded rent control throughout the state. Real estate investment companies spent...
9 min, 27 sec
‘A Private War:’ An homage to Marie Colvin and journalism
What does it take to be a war correspondent? What kind of person is drawn to cover death and destruction, and why? And crucially, does the reporting make any difference?...
14 min, 51 sec